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Sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at the National Institutes of Health, the Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) now includes 34 policy changes across 29 policy areas made in 2009.

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We know alcoholism runs in families — children with alcoholic parents have quadruple the risk of developing a drinking problem later in life than those without — but is the link genetic or the result of other influences?

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SAN RAFAEL, CA - Five young people ages 10 to 20 were awarded prizes for their entertaining counter-beer ads at Free The Bowl World Premiere 2011

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Journalist, consultant and drug policy expert Jim Gogek — whose background includes stints as an editorial writer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellow, and communications chief for PIRE and the University of California at San Diego — has launched ATODBlog, featuring discussions on tobacco-control policy, marijuana legalization, and dangerous drinking.

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) gave colleges detailed advice on how to prevent student drinking in 2002, but the recommendations have

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Beginning July 1, smoking and use of other tobacco products will be prohibited anywhere on the University of Florida (UF) campus, part a growing national

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A new “day in the life” report from SAMHSA says that every day 508,000 adolescents aged 12-17 in the United States drink alcohol; 641,000 use illicit drugs; and more than 1 million smoke cigarettes.

Also, 563,000 adolescents used marijuana, nearly 37,000 used inhalants, 24,000 used hallucinogens, 16,000 used cocaine and 2,800 used heroin, according to A Day in the Life of American Adolescents: Substance Use Facts Update, which is based on 2008 data.

SAMHSA administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D. calls the findings “a wake up call about the extent to which our nation’s youth engage in risky behavior by using illegal and potentially dangerous substances everyday.”

I don’t know about that…

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The Massachusetts House of Representatives has rejected Republican-led efforts to roll back a recent state sales-tax increase that included alcoholic beverages, the Associated Press reported

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Anti-smoking advocates in Minnesota are rallying behind state legislation that would ban the sale of new tobacco products to minors, the Associated Press reported April

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Many women worry that they’ll gain weight if they quit smoking, so maybe it’s no surprise that a smoking-cessation program that mixes medication with weight-management

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